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School lunch nutrition past and present

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Elementary schools can only serve water, milk, zero-calorie flavored water and 100 percent fruit juices with less than 30 grams of sugar per 8-ounce serving. Middle and high schools follow the same sugar-content guidelines and are allowed to serve Gatorade. Here's how Pinellas school lunches have evolved:

FRENCH FRIES

Then: Deep-fried.

Now: Baked. Deep-fried only available in high schools.

COOKIES

Then: Not portioned — each could weigh more than 3 ounces.

Now: Portioned to weigh less than 2 ounces.

PIZZA

Then: White crust with regular cheese.

Now: Whole-grain crust with low-fat cheese.

Source: Catherine Gerard, acting food and nutrition supervisor, Pinellas County schools

School lunch nutrition past and present 11/13/10 [Last modified: Saturday, November 13, 2010 3:31am]
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